by Pete McCole Kyle Busch ran away for the field in Sunday's Crown Royal presents the Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to complete the weekend sweep and collect his second straight Brickyard victory and his third race win of the weekend. Busch beat out Joey Logano on a final green-white-checkered sprint to the finish and crossed the line nearly half a straightaway over his Joe Gibb Racing teammate Matt Kenseth.
Leads 62 of 63 Laps For Seventh Xfinity Victory Kyle Busch capped a phenomenal day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a victory in the Lilly Diabetes 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race, beating out Kevin Harvick in a two-lap shootout to record his seventh victory of the season. It was a clean sweep for Busch, who won the Xfinity Series pole, the opening 20-lap Xfinity Series Dash 4 Cash heat race as well as the pole for Sunday's Crown Royal 400 Sprint Cup Series race.
All-Toyota front row Defending race-winner Kyle Busch topped the leaderboard in Saturday's Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Award qualifying at Indianapolis Motor Speedway at 184.634 mph in the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. Right behind him was Carl Edwards in the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota at 184.547 mph. Rounding out the top five were Tony Stewart (No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet), Denny Hamlin (No. 11 JGR Toyota) and Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Team Penske Ford.)
With team owner Rick Hendrick Jeff Gordon, Interim Driver Of The No. 88 Axalta Chevrolet SS, And Rick Hendrick, Owner Of Hendrick Motorsports, met with members of the media at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to discuss Jeff climbing behind the wheel of the No. 88 Chevrolet SS for Dale Earnhardt, Jr. as he continues to heal from concussion like symptoms.
NASCAR Trucks Get Dirty in the Dirt at Eldora Kyle Larson rallied from a lap down to beat out Christopher Bell on a restart with 16 laps to go to win his second-career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in Wednesday nightâ€™s fourth annual Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby 150 at Eldora Speedway.
In a race that saw many of the usual suspects go into hiding in the closing laps, Matt Kenseth battled to the front of the field from the 18th starting position and pulled away after a late restart to win Sunday's New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Winning for the second time this season and for the third time at the Magic Mile, Kenseth crossed the finish line 1.982 seconds ahead of Tony Stewart, who solidified his position in the top 30 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings â€“ and therefore in the Chase â€“ with the runner-up finish.
Only in NASCAR do the top racers steal money from the youngsters Another NASCAR XFINITY Series race, another set of milestones for Kyle Busch. Leading 190 of 200 laps in Saturday's AutoLotto 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Busch held off Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Erik Jones in the closing laps to claim his 82nd career victory, extending his own series record.
With Pole winner Jimmie Johnson Six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson captured the 50th pole position for the Chevrolet SS race car at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) with a quick lap of 28.430 seconds/133.971 mph in his No. 48 Lowe's Chevy SS. It marked Johnson's 35th career pole in 526 races and his first of the 2016 season thus far.
Breaks out of severe slump Jimmie Johnson took home the Coors Light Pole Award for Sunday's New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Johnson got around the 1.058-mile track at 133.971 mph in the final of three qualifying rounds for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The pole was the first of the 2016 season for the driver of the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, the 35th of his career and the first of his career at New Hampshire. Joining Johnson on the front row will be defending race winner Kyle Busch (No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, 133.830 mph).
by Pete McCole Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is expected to miss at least one week of competition with concussion-like symptoms following several hard crashes in the last few weeks, leading to the possibility that four-time Sprint Cup Champion Jeff Gordon could come out of retirement to fill in as driver of the no. 88 Chevrolet at the July 24th race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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